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Splendid display for Christmas Lights 2022

Daniel Bouwmeester    January 11, 2023    2 min read   

Every night in December was a shimmering spectacle thanks to the many Springfield residents proudly illuminating their neighbourhoods with creative outdoor Christmas light decorations.

It was all part of the annual City of Ipswich Christmas Lights Competition, for both residential and business.

The rising stars this year were Greater Springfield’s own residents of 6 Conlan Court, Augustine Heights for winning Best New Entry – and taking home a whopping $1,000 Harvey Norman gift voucher.

There was also a hard-fought People’s Choice category tallying the public’s vote over the first five days of December, which was awarded to 36 Paul Tully Avenue, Collingwood Park.

Other categories were Best Residential (top prize worth $1,500), Best Business/Organisation ($1,000), and Best Street (Event Cinemas tickets) – with a lucky prize draw for all entrants.

In 2021, Greater Springfield was also represented among finalists when Beautique Realty in Augustine Heights came second in the Best Business category.

This year, Springfield homes had officially entered, although only 6 Conlan Court, Augustine Heights made the finalists’ shortlist – and sadly all were to miss out on the lucky entry prize.

It’s a winner! Best New Entry for 2022 was 6 Conlan Court, Augustine Heights. All images: Ipswich City Council.

The three other entrants were:

  • 6 Tiber Crescent, Springfield
  • 31 Congo Circuit, Springfield
  • 4 Larkhall Street, Spring Mountain

Congratulations to all who took part in helping to end the year on such a bright note!

6 Tiber Crescent, Springfield.
31 Congo Circuit, Springfield.
31 Congo Circuit, Springfield

Daniel Bouwmeester

Daniel was born in a mining town in New South Wales to Dutch and Welsh immigrants, before relocating to Logan City, where he attended Canterbury College for twelve years. He pursued his passion for music by completing a first-class honours degree at the University of Queensland (UQ), and later signed with a local record label. He has travelled the world from a young age, including a student exchange in rural France, a job working the ski lifts in Colorado, and visits to the islands of the South Pacific. After a six-year career in market research, Daniel returned to UQ to complete a Bachelor of Journalism and Arts dual degree, majoring in political science. His varied experiences at home and abroad have contributed to a passion for spreading good news while defending the truth buried inside complex societal paradigms.